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ICF International of Fairfax, Va., has been awarded a re-compete contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide data management support and technical assistance to more than 40 CDC-funded grantees. The contract has a value of $9.7 million and a term of one base year, plus four optional years.

Kansas City-based Cerner has reached an agreement to acquire Durham, N.C.-based Clairvia, a healthcare workforce management technology developer, for an undisclosed sum.

SALT LAKE CITY--The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) announced its annual AHIMA Triumph Awards recipients, which honor the excellence, dedication and service of health information management (HIM) professionals and their accomplishments in the HIM field. The presentations were made during AHIMAs 83rd Convention and Exhibit on Oct. 3.

SALT LAKE CITYThe American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) announced its HIM Jobs for America Initiative at AHIMAs 83rd annual convention Oct. 3, in what the association said will be a sustained effort to support employment in the U.S., as well as help improve healthcare for underserved Americans.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be using McKessons InterQual Criteria, an evidence-based clinical decision support (CDS) criteria, for its Medicare inpatient services auditing programs.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is launching a series of initiatives to assist more than 900 community health centers and community-based organizations to enhance the quality and coordination of healthcare services.

Greenway Medical Technologies, a health IT company, is acquiring technology assets of CySolutions, a Southlake, Texas-based developer of integrated IT for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Community Health Centers (CHCs).

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is collaborating with Chicago-based Allscripts to provide EHRs software to more than 750 North Carolina physicians, including more than 150 physicians in 39 free clinics.

The FDA's Office of Orphan Products Development (OOPD) announced the 2011/2012 recipients of the Pediatric Device Consortia Grant Programs.

GNS Healthcare of Cambridge, Mass., will collaborate with David W. Bates, MD, MSc, and the Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH), a teaching hospital affiliated with the Harvard Medical School in Boston, to predict adverse drug events (ADEs) and hospital readmissions for patients admitted with congestive heart failure.